The worst part of attending any music festival is driving there and back. You’ve got to coordinate your arrival and departure with your friends, navigate your way through traffic and figure out parking. Yuck! The stress from traveling typically taints the experience of seeing your favorite DJs and live acts. But there is another pricy alternative. For those attending Electric Daisy Carnival on June 16-18, 2017 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Maverick Helicopters is offering its services to alleviate you of these burdens. They’ll transport you and your friends to EDC in carefree style aboard one of its EC130/H130 ECO-star aircrafts, featuring voice-activated headsets to talk to the pilots and listen to electronic dance music.
Once aboard you can sit back and relax in the cushy leather seats and enjoy the breathtaking view as you rub elbows with EDC DJs and celebrity types.
While the 15-minute will allow you to arrive stress-free and ready to party, it ain’t cheap. Private charter prices start at $3,000 for up to seven people for a one-way flight or $5,000 for up to seven people for a roundtrip flight. Individual seat rates start at $550 per person for a one-way flight or $850 per person for a roundtrip flight. Prices are based off of per day rates.
According to Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters, business is booming. “Since partnering with EDC nearly seven years ago, helicopter demand to the festival has grown significantly,” he says. “We have gone from using two aircraft the first year to a fleet of more than 22 helicopters each night.”
Hey, you only live once, right?